Trailhawk wheels and tires! - Jeep Compass Forum
 10Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
post #1 of 75 Old 05-16-2018, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 6
 
Trailhawk wheels and tires!

I love the 17s that came with my compass but eventually I'm going for 18s and beefier tires. Will this mess up the 4x4 or cpu? Any concerns? Should I keep stock 17s and just throw bigger tires on them instead?
Nick Webby is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 75 Old 05-16-2018, 12:21 PM
Senior Member
 
mdram4x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: ES of Md
Posts: 242
 
Garage
if the outside circumference stays the same, no issue
changing that can leads to multiple things
such as odometer being off

2018 Compass Latitude
mdram4x4 is offline  
post #3 of 75 Old 05-23-2018, 02:41 AM
Super Moderator
 
Tyler-98-W68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 530
 
Garage
You can put larger wheels & Tires on as long as they physically fit. Depending on the size your speedometer may read slightly slower than what the vehicle is actually travelling. No harm in doing so its just that your speedo will be slightly off.

The issue with upsizing to 18" wheels is that there is less choices for offroad oriented tires in that size so you may be best off with just getting different 17" tires


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2012 Red FDII Jeep Compass Limited
235/75/15 Wranger Territory AT
WK2 Headlight Swap
Magnaflow Muffler

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Full Interior LED's + Front/Rear Signal & Backup LEDS

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Tyler-98-W68 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 75 Old 05-26-2018, 02:56 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 11
 
Do not forget that the Cherokee Trailhawk comes with 245/65R17 tyres from the factory strapped to the same engine, trans, and rear drive unit. As well as similar axles. Up to that diameter tyre/wheel combination (about 30'' total) is more than alright by the engineers who made all said parts and put them together in concert.
Mike Maxwell is offline  
post #5 of 75 Old 07-25-2018, 12:21 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 8
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Maxwell View Post
Do not forget that the Cherokee Trailhawk comes with 245/65R17 tyres from the factory strapped to the same engine, trans, and rear drive unit. As well as similar axles. Up to that diameter tyre/wheel combination (about 30'' total) is more than alright by the engineers who made all said parts and put them together in concert.

Would the 245/65r17 fit on the Compass 17" wheels that come with the Trailhawk? I really like those tires on the Cherokee Trailhawks. The tires that came with my 2018 Compass are Falkens. I have read people having trouble with these in the snow. Do I need to be worried?
David Klein is offline  
post #6 of 75 Old 08-16-2018, 04:22 PM
Member
 
wpabon1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 41
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick Webby View Post
I love the 17s that came with my compass but eventually I'm going for 18s and beefier tires. Will this mess up the 4x4 or cpu? Any concerns? Should I keep stock 17s and just throw bigger tires on them instead?
I’m curious... did you ever install the tires that come from the Cherokee TH?
wpabon1 is offline  
post #7 of 75 Old 09-17-2018, 12:54 AM
Member
 
wpabon1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 41
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick Webby View Post
I love the 17s that came with my compass but eventually I'm going for 18s and beefier tires. Will this mess up the 4x4 or cpu? Any concerns? Should I keep stock 17s and just throw bigger tires on them instead?
Figured I ask this question again, But was anyone able to put on the Cherokee tire size on the trailhawk compass? 245/65R17?
wpabon1 is offline  
post #8 of 75 Old 09-17-2018, 11:14 PM
Senior Member
 
10-64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Region of Waterloo, Ontario - Home of the Blackberry & the Blue Box
Posts: 236
 
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Klein View Post
The tires that came with my 2018 Compass are Falkens. I have read people having trouble with these in the snow. Do I need to be worried?
Well, I've got the "Falkens" on my 2017 Trailhawk and I didn't have a problem with them on some unplowed roads this past spring.

First time in the snow with it and I was impressed!

I was debating on if I should swap out the wheels and tires for a winter set because I get an insurance discount if I have "snows" on.
10-64 is online now  
post #9 of 75 Old 09-18-2018, 01:17 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Two locations in NH: One near Concord, the other at the 45th.
Posts: 643
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 10-64 View Post
Well, I've got the "Falkens" on my 2017 Trailhawk and I didn't have a problem with them on some unplowed roads this past spring.

First time in the snow with it and I was impressed!

I was debating on if I should swap out the wheels and tires for a winter set because I get an insurance discount if I have "snows" on.
I much prefer to run snows in the winter. I didn't on my old Bravada, but it always seemed a bit slimey in the snow. My old FWD Patriot was very stable in the snow with General Altimax Artics on it. Got those for Wife's Patriot too.

First I heard of an insurance company incentivizing snow tires, but I think they've decided they're worth the discount.
Jasmine is offline  
post #10 of 75 Old 10-10-2018, 03:11 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 93
 
For the Cherokee Trailhawk rims, I have read that you would need a 25mm spacer to have them fit properly. But using the Cherokee tires, only, you would be fitting a tire that was meant for a 7.5 inch rim onto a 6.5 inch rim.

I would love to put the Cherokee trailhawk rims on and am toying with the idea. But no one has tried this yet?

Last edited by jim010; 10-10-2018 at 08:30 PM.
jim010 is offline  
post #11 of 75 Old 10-10-2018, 08:15 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 93
 
I just bought a scratched rim for $30. Ill test fit it to my Compass and see if the calipers clear the spokes. I would also wonder about rubbing with the wider tires, but that looks to be a none issue?

Looks like to keep the tire size diameter, a tire size of 235 60 17 is needed. Cooper and Bridgestone make AT tires in that size.

Last edited by jim010; 10-10-2018 at 08:24 PM.
jim010 is offline  
post #12 of 75 Old 10-11-2018, 11:18 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 97
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jim010 View Post
I just bought a scratched rim for $30. Ill test fit it to my Compass and see if the calipers clear the spokes. I would also wonder about rubbing with the wider tires, but that looks to be a none issue?

Looks like to keep the tire size diameter, a tire size of 235 60 17 is needed. Cooper and Bridgestone make AT tires in that size.


I think you can increase the diameter to 65 but if you increase the width to 235 I think you will need spacers.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
HernĂ¡n Grimberg is offline  
post #13 of 75 Old 10-11-2018, 06:40 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 93
 
I have read I would need 25mm spacers.

But I have not read about anyone having tried this.
jim010 is offline  
post #14 of 75 Old 10-14-2018, 01:59 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 97
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jim010 View Post
I have read I would need 25mm spacers.



But I have not read about anyone having tried this.


There is one guy on this forum who did it. Try to find it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
HernĂ¡n Grimberg is offline  
post #15 of 75 Old 10-14-2018, 11:06 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 93
 
Well, I test fitted the rim front and back. It fits fine and clears the calipers no issues. This is without a spacer. It does not sit deeper in the wheel well, but does stick out further by 1 inch. It should fit just fine, as long as the tires are sized correctly. I used a tire comparison calculator to come up with 235 60 17 to maintain the same diameter.

Now I could have figured this out all wrong, so feel free to chime in ...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20181014_152614.jpg (45.6 KB, 91 views)
File Type: jpg 20181014_154216.jpg (29.1 KB, 85 views)
File Type: jpg 20181014_154319.jpg (42.6 KB, 78 views)
File Type: jpg 20181014_154419.jpg (51.4 KB, 83 views)
File Type: jpg 20181014_154203.jpg (42.8 KB, 79 views)

Last edited by jim010; 10-14-2018 at 11:10 PM.
jim010 is offline  
post #16 of 75 Old 10-14-2018, 11:17 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 93
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by HernĂ¡n Grimberg View Post
There is one guy on this forum who did it. Try to find it.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I found nothing. If you have the link, please share.
jim010 is offline  
post #17 of 75 Old 10-15-2018, 10:34 PM
Member
 
RadRacer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Florida
Posts: 99
 
Garage
Those look good! Looks like once a tire is on, you'll have a close to flush fitment. Are you aiming for stock Compass size, or upping to the Cherokee size?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2018 Jeep Compass Lattitude - Billet Silver, 4x4
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, EcoDiesel - GONE
RadRacer is offline  
post #18 of 75 Old 10-16-2018, 06:24 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 93
 
The 245 65 17 is too big. I want to keep the diameter of the compass tire but wider. As stated before, 235 60 17 is perfect. Won't affect the Speedo at all.

Now I am on the hunt for a full set of rims.
jim010 is offline  
post #19 of 75 Old 10-18-2018, 06:38 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 93
 
I will add that the Cherokee rim will sit 3.7 mm further into the wheel well. Not very much, but considering how close the tire right now is to the rear shock, a 5 mm spacer may be called for.
jim010 is offline  
post #20 of 75 Old 10-26-2018, 07:03 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia.
Posts: 3
 
I have a 2018 Compass Trailhawk with the Falken Tyres. They are fine on sealed roads but puncture easily on logging roads. They don't like rocks.
Wharenui
wharenui is offline  
post #21 of 75 Old 10-27-2018, 03:43 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 3
 
I am on my way to purchase Cherokee rims 245 65 17 can anyone confirm the fitment?
Lucas Fulginiti is offline  
post #22 of 75 Old 10-27-2018, 04:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 185
 
Garage
Rims will work fine. Tires that size will not.
Get a set of 225-65-17 to put on those rims and you will have a great looking compass IMO.

Spending time learning the science of the mechanisms of friction, lubrication, and wear of interacting surfaces that are in relative motion
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery
WisHawk is offline  
post #23 of 75 Old 10-27-2018, 10:47 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 3
 
thanks getting it installed tomorrow ill keep everyone posted with pics if anyone wants to try it out
Lucas Fulginiti is offline  
post #24 of 75 Old 11-05-2018, 03:26 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 93
 
What tire size are you going with?
jim010 is offline  
post #25 of 75 Old 11-06-2018, 02:28 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 93
 
Did you get these installed?
jim010 is offline  
post #26 of 75 Old 11-09-2018, 12:13 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 3
 
225 65 17 is the setup I'm running now it's the max I'd go the clearance Is perfect I'll post pics tmr when theres daylight
Lucas Fulginiti is offline  
post #27 of 75 Old 11-09-2018, 02:19 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 93
 
Thanks. Looking forward to it. You didn't use a spacer int he back? When I test fitted the one rim I have, it was pretty tight back there against the shock absorber already, and the new rim brought it just a tad closer.

Still trying to find a set of 4 rims. LKQ in Canada was of littl;e help.

Looking at Replica wheels instead.
jim010 is offline  
post #28 of 75 Old 11-12-2018, 04:29 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 93
 
Pictures ?
jim010 is offline  
post #29 of 75 Old 11-16-2018, 04:01 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 93
 
I bought my rims. Now I need to get all terrain tires.

Only 2 choices for the size I need ...

Cooper Discoverer and Bridgestone Dueller

Nothing else.
jim010 is offline  
post #30 of 75 Old 11-16-2018, 04:16 PM
Senior Member
 
mdram4x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: ES of Md
Posts: 242
 
Garage
duelers are awesome tires

2018 Compass Latitude
mdram4x4 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Compass Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in













Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome